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Timothy Daly

TIMOTHY DALY

  (1944 - )

Nationality:    Australian
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TIMOTHY DALY is a playwright, teacher and dramaturg. He has had numerous national and international productions of his plays and has won over a dozen awards for his writing. He has written extensively for radio and is a former Dramaturg-in-residence at the Australian National Playwrights' Centre. His works include Kafka Dances, Livingstone Complicity and The Private Visions of Gottfried Kellner.

Research:    http://www.ausstage.edu.au/pages/contributor/227447

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below is a list of Timothy Daly's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

        Beach : a Theatrical Fantasia         Calliper! Or The Critic Assassinated         Complicity         Dentistry After Braque         Derrida In Love         Don's Last Innings, The         Double Bass, The         Ghosts, Dreamers, Exiles         How to kill your husband (and other handy household hints)         Kafka Dances         Livingstone         Man In the Attic, The         Moonwalkers, The         Private Visions Of Gottfried Kellner, The         Quiz King, The         Six of the Best



Beach : a Theatrical Fantasia

Synopsis:
Vast and intimate, anguished and comic, playful and passionate, Beach is the quintessenital Australian play - a story of an Australian beach, from sunrise to sunset. From Governor arthur Phillip to Gallipoli, from beach cricket to shark attacks, from legal arrivals to illegal drop-offs, from family gatherings to solitary anguish, from the death of a Prime Minister to the murder of innocent children, Beach is a journey through events which have shaped our national dreams - and nightmares. Beach is not just about one Australian beach: it is all of them.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
NIDAParade Theatre, NIDA, Sydney    22 Jun 2006

Organisations:
NIDA

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
theatrical Fantasia

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
http://www.ausstage.edu.au/pages/event/69063

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Calliper! Or The Critic Assassinated

Synopsis:
Calliper is a one-man play that gleefully skewers the glossy excesses, insincerity and inner vacuity of Sydney's glitterati, literati and cognoscenti

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Parade Theatre, Kensington, NSW    21 May 1991

Organisations:
The NIDA Company

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
comedy

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
http://www.ausstage.edu.au/pages/event/14449

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Complicity

Synopsis:
Looks at the scandal that ended Eugene Goossens' career

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Marian Street Theatre, Killara, NSW    Jan 1998

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
biographical

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  1            Other:  -

Further Reference:
http://www.ausstage.edu.au/pages/event/32116

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Dentistry After Braque

Synopsis:
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Notes:
part of "Six Pack". A season of new short plays about love in all its forms, from the sublime to the simply weird and everything in between. "Carburettor" by Christos Tsiolkas; "Dentistry After Braque" by Timothy Daly; "Us" by Francesca Rendle-Short and Felicity Packard, "No Strings Attached" devised by Catherine Langman and, P J Williams and Barb Barnett; "'Scuse Me While I Kiss The Sky" by Adam Hadley; "Fugue" by Rosemary Fitzgerald and Catherine Langman

1st Produced:
The Street Theatre, Acton, ACT    22 Sep 2005

Organisations:
The Street Theatre 2005

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
short play

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
http://www.ausstage.edu.au/pages/event/66488

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Derrida In Love

Synopsis:
Jack Xavier is mad about Derrida. Jack's wife Lina is mad about Jack but sleeping with Derek. Jack's student and lover Miranda is mad about Jack - and also about Derrida. Derek isn't mad. Just confused. Enter Jacqueline. . .not mad, not confused, just deadly.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Ensemble Theatre, Kirribilli, NSW    15 Mar 2007

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
comedy

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  3            Other:  -

Further Reference:
http://www.ausstage.edu.au/pages/event/70786

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Don's Last Innings, The

Synopsis:
examines how a woman is coerced into a lifetime of indulging her husband's fantasies.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
The Playhouse, Adelaide, SA    27 Nov 1982

Organisations:
The Lighthouse Acting Company

1st Published:
Popular short plays for the Australian stage / selected and introduced by Ron Blair, Vol 1, Sydney : Currency Press, 1985    086-8191051

Music:
-

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Genre:
One act

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

Further Reference:
http://www.ausstage.edu.au/pages/event/91154

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Double Bass, The

Synopsis:
Szeps is a bass player in some state-run theatre orchestra, a dull little man in a dull little job with complete security of tenure

Notes:
Original Playwright - Patrick Suskind. Translated by Timothy Daly and Henri Szeps

1st Produced:
Ensemble Theatre, Kirribilli, NSW    27 Jun 1990

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
translation

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
http://www.ausstage.edu.au/pages/event/12288

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Ghosts, Dreamers, Exiles

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
An afternoon of five short plays from emerging writers, developed with Timothy Daly.

1st Produced:
Elizabeth Farm, Rose Hill, NSW    28 Feb 2004

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
short plays

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
http://www.ausstage.edu.au/pages/event/61526

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How to kill your husband (and other handy household hints)

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
An opera based ont he book by Kathy Lette.

1st Produced:
Merlyn Theatre, Southbank, VIC    16 May 2011

Organisations:
CUB Malthouse

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
adaptation

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
http://www.ausstage.edu.au/pages/event/106976

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Kafka Dances

Synopsis:
draws on elements of Kafka's life and family, his struggle to form an intimate relationship and his overwhelming drive to write

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Stables Theatre, Darlinghurst, NSW    07 Jul 1993

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Sydney : Currency Press, 1994   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
biographical drama

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  -

Further Reference:
http://www.ausstage.edu.au/pages/event/20060

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Livingstone

Synopsis:
An interesting, well-crafted play which is dynamically directed and impressively erformed...it's about a journey and as the characters proceed along their individual treks we become entangle in their explorations.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Marian Street Theatre, Killara, NSW    05 Jun 1996

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
drama

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

Further Reference:
http://www.ausstage.edu.au/pages/event/28000

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Man In the Attic, The

Synopsis:
Towards the end of World War Two a German couple, Hermann and anna find a half starved man, Daniel, in the woods. they take him home when they realise he is Jewish they hide him in their attic. they also discover that Daniel is a watch maker so they get him repairing old clocks that they then use to barter for food. Daniel is very good at his job and very soon they are making quite a bit of money. But the War is ending - American troops are close by and it looks like anna and Herman will loose their source of income - that is if they tell Daniel the War is over. . .

Notes:
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1st Produced:
[workshop production] Out North Theater Company, Anchorage, Alaska    Apr 2009

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
http://australianplays.org/   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
90 min historical docu-drama

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

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Moonwalkers, The

Synopsis:
Two couples, worlds apart- their roles written and performed in different styles- come together in a strange confrontation and union

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Stables Theatre, Darlinghurst, NSW    27 Jun 1995

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
drama

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  1            Other:  -

Further Reference:
http://www.ausstage.edu.au/pages/event/27409

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Private Visions Of Gottfried Kellner, The

Synopsis:
Bank manager Jack Kellner, is haunted by visions, the meaning of which he cannot fathom. A chance meeting with the descendant of a Holocaust survivor proves fatal when she immolates herself in front of him. He is later visited by the dead woman's sister, who enlists Jack's help to recover their grandfather's stolen bank accounts, confiscated by the Nazis in World War Two. In their crusade for justice Jack and his wife Kym are drawn into a 'conspiracy of good', but must confront a world of danger and corruption, and face the inevitable compromises of ethical action. The story, told in flashbacks, is framed by a series of chilling scenes in which Kym is interrogated by Swiss bank hit-man Raiven. Part political thriller, part social satire, The Private Visions of Gottfried Kellner asks what the power of personal idealism is in the face of international corporate banking and the atrocities of the past.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Stables Theatre, Darlinghurst, NSW    1999

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
http://australianplays.org/   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Full-Length 120 mins Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  -

Further Reference:
http://www.ausstage.edu.au/pages/event/106725

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Quiz King, The

Synopsis:
A very funny Australian play about what makes a man want to win... and the way the odds are stacked against him if he does. Ted is a TV quiz king, until he becomes unpopular with viewers and has to be removed. The play makes serious points about the deadliness of a society addicted to possessions, and the unscrupulousness of television.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
New Theatre, Newtown, NSW    30 Aug 1986

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
absurdist comedy

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  4            Other:  -

Further Reference:
http://www.ausstage.edu.au/pages/event/21169

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Six of the Best

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
part of six short plays

1st Produced:
Footbridge Theatre, Glebe, NSW    18 Jul 1996

Organisations:
Riverina Theatre Company

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
short comedy

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
http://www.ausstage.edu.au/pages/event/28331

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